Same old story for Jim and Town

JIM Magilton was once again left angered and disappointed by his side's inability to win away from home. The Blues went down 2-0 to Bristol City to stretch their run of games without a win on the road to 14 stretching back to last March.

By Derek Davis

JIM Magilton was once again left angered and disappointed by his side's inability to win away from home. The Blues went down 2-0 to Bristol City to stretch their run of games without a win on the road to 14 stretching back to last March.

The Blues Boss said “There was a lot of talk before the game about how we were going to do this and do that, but we simply didn't deliver.

We were two goals down and you can't give any team a two goal start, especially one with something to prove like Bristol did.

You just simply can't concede the shocking goals that we are conceding and expect to win”.

Magilton was especially unhappy with the way the first goal was conceded after just five minutes through Marvin Elliott, but wasn't sure if the second really was a penalty or not.

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He said “I'm very disappointed with our start. You can't allow anyone a clear shot from 20 yards.

The penalty looked a cheap one but it was also careless and a poor decision by Alex to get in that position.

We were really careless and at half-time there were some choice words spoken again.

But we can't carry on in every away game needing to read the riot act at half-time”.

Town did have a string of good chances in the second half, but could not make them tell.

Magilton said “The keeper has made some good saves and perhaps if we had got the next goal it would have made a difference, but at least we played with intensity in the second half.

Bristol started very well because they had a point to prove and we just couldn't match them until the second half, but it was too late because you can't go on giving teams a two goal lead and expect to win”.

Alex Bruce limped off with a groin strain and is doubtful for Saturday's away match at Charlton Athletic.

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